Looking at Fluff and Stuff

With all this time on my hands, I decided to review some of my favorite and maybe not so favorite movies. It was my decision to tackle the Marvel Universe. I started with Spiderman then Iron Man and then I watched Thor. I was ambivalent about the Avenger/Captain America movies. I threw in all the X-Men movies. I finally wrapped it up with Guardians of the Galaxy. At first I was trying to decide where the X-men fit in and then whether to try to watch the movies in chronological order or in the order they were released. I know. I’m a geek. Anyway I was trying to write an Abecedarian poem and ended up doing an initial rhyme (consisting of rhymes and near rhymes). It seems that all that Marvel Universe stuff started popping up in the poem. I guess I’m more susceptible to suggestion than I thought. So here is a little fluff on the surface with some serious stuff mixed in…

Ascend with me
Begin anew
Contend with fear
Defend the truth
Extend your hand
Friend to me
Grin at danger
Hold-in judgement
Intend to do right
Jinn in a bottle
Ken for those lost
Lend your assistance
Misspend all the wishes
No end to the troubles
Offend the senses
Penned apologies
Quin survivor
Rescind the anger
Transcend the fear
Unbend the broken
Vend this bounty
Wend your way home
X-men mystery solve
Yen turn to yearn
Zen to action

57 thoughts on “Looking at Fluff and Stuff

      1. Yes. and we continue despite obstacles placed daily in our path and sometimes we get a good laugh out of the current day trials. I am reading a story written about a female Jack Reacher type.

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  1. Wish Jason Bourne would come back

    X-Men always seemed sleepy to me

    Iron Man’s suiting up is always cool

    Spiderman too young

    Loved the elevator fight scene in CPT America

    ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽฅ

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    1. Glad you came over to comment! I love these movies even if the translation from the comics is not quite spot on and the casting doesn’t match my imagination…

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  2. I’ve never been a Marvel fan, not as a kid, not now. I go to superhero movies only because my husband is nuts about them. I liked the poem but I didn’t “get” some of the references. That’s OK, there was plenty of truth to chew on. I’m always intrigued by how poets make use of the weird letters in an ABCDarian–J, K, Q, V, X, Z… If you’re looking for good classic movies, here are some of my favorites: Amelie, Chocolat, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Cool Runnings, Renaissance Man, My Cousin Vinnie, A Few Good Men. Or binge watch all the episodes of M*A*S*H or Seinfeld. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I agree with your movie list. The only one I haven’t seen is Renaissance Man. I wore out my VHS copy of The Princess Bride and finally got it as a DVD for Christmas many years ago… It is still a favorite.

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        1. Actually I watched one a day for a couple weeks but then I ran out of movies and started reading some books that I’d earmarked as ones that looked interesting. Poems come from all sorts of inspiration – or inspiration comes from all sorts of things…

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              1. I shared house with a lady who could do 16 hours and that was non-stop! She would dash to the loo and watch from the kitchen as she prepared snacks … worst part was my room was slam next to the damn tv so I had to endure the noise pollution! Fortunately she worked so that was only weekends ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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                    1. sure was, on a return visit he went wild with joy, the owners jealousy was strongly evident … haven’t visited again since … miss the dog ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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                    2. The dogs remember kindness and are drawn to it! Having worked in veterinary medicine I’ve seen dogs that were ferocious toward their owners and once away from them became the sweetest and most loving animals with only a kind word and gentle touch. Those were the ones that I hated returning to their owners… I feel sorry for the dog.

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    1. Some escapism is not a bad thing… I know several people who prefer non-fiction to fiction and fantasy. As far as reading goes I’m fairly eclectic but I do skew toward Sci-fi. But even Lee Child’s stories are pure fiction…

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      1. Say WHAT?? Jack Reacher is an embodiment of nearly every soldier that ever lived, so he is real. So is Dewey Andreas, Mitch Rapp, and Dirk Pitt. Now, Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins and Thor…they are personifications of made up stuff, so they are not real. See how easy it was for me to clarify?

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  3. Thanks Lance! I look at it as fluff but that’s the wonder of poetry – everyone interprets it through thier own lens. That’s probably why I’m finding it so difficult to compile a collection of poetry for publication….

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  4. Lovely poem. We are hoping to get a new laptop that we can put DVDs on as I cannot manage the te,evision. I wonโ€™t be able to see the movie much, but looking forward to trying some.

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    1. My mother bought a really big monitor and that helped but then she got one of those gigantic TV screens and can now see her TV… I have my laptop hooked up to a larger screen monitor which gives me lots more size.

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      1. Yes we thought of getting a bigger T.V. But as I cannot even see my husband when he is only inches away from me, and he is large, I donโ€™t think it would be a good idea. However, we have just irdered a new laprop. Hurrah. I might at least be able to see shadows. We will see. Or not, lol.

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